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A Korean name

A Korean name consists of a family name and a given name, both of which are generally composed of Hanja. In Korean, the given name follows the family name. In non-East Asian language contexts, especially when using Western languages, some Koreans keep the original order, while others reverse their names to match the predominant Western naming pattern of given name followed by family name. Korean family names are divided into one or more clans, identified by the city that the clan office is located in. The most populous clan is Gimhae (Kimhae) Kim; that is, the Kim clan based in the city of Gimhae (near Busan). Every 30 years, each clan publishes a comprehensive genealogy.

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